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Postby Aubrey » Thu May 17, 2007 9:20 pm

Thanks, Bogart.

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Say, just wondering, is anyone keeping track of all this?

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Postby Bogart » Thu May 17, 2007 9:38 pm

Like you said I think it would good to keep track of all of this in the newly formed talusmonkey.com. I am not sure how it would work but there are a lot of smart peopl on here that could figure out a way to track it. Let me know if I can help.

Postby shanahan96 » Thu May 17, 2007 9:49 pm

Aubrey wrote:
shanahan96 wrote:
Skitch14 wrote:So...who is climbing Denali this year? :wink:


i'm your huckleberry! could you do me one small favor and fund the trip please? not really asking much :wink:

jamie


Hey Jamie, I can design a sticker for you, which you can sell to fund your trip. Of course, you'd have to sell 10,000 of them, but it's an idea. :lol:

How 'bout a pic of you in a snow cave with a bulging toe? :lol:

Hell, someone's gotta do Denali for TM.


ah, the toe and the snow cave. what an interesting idea! those had to be two of the most interesting weekends to kick off march.

unfortunately, i have serious doubts in some of my gear for denali-like conditions! any ideas for funding our ecuador trip next year?

jamie

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Postby Aubrey » Thu May 17, 2007 10:17 pm

shanahan96 wrote:ah, the toe and the snow cave. what an interesting idea! those had to be two of the most interesting weekends to kick off march.

unfortunately, i have serious doubts in some of my gear for denali-like conditions! any ideas for funding our ecuador trip next year?

jamie


Ecuador! Cool. Jen and I have been talking about going to the Galapagos Islands for a couple years now. Adding something like Cotopaxi might just be the icing on the cake. Perhaps we'll make it happen sometime between this Christmas and a few years from now.

shanahan96 wrote:any ideas for funding...?


Have you entered the 14ers.com raffle yet? It's getting up there.

Postby shanahan96 » Fri May 18, 2007 12:12 am

Aubrey wrote:
shanahan96 wrote:ah, the toe and the snow cave. what an interesting idea! those had to be two of the most interesting weekends to kick off march.

unfortunately, i have serious doubts in some of my gear for denali-like conditions! any ideas for funding our ecuador trip next year?

jamie


Ecuador! Cool. Jen and I have been talking about going to the Galapagos Islands for a couple years now. Adding something like Cotopaxi might just be the icing on the cake. Perhaps we'll make it happen sometime between this Christmas and a few years from now.

shanahan96 wrote:any ideas for funding...?


Have you entered the 14ers.com raffle yet? It's getting up there.


always been a late comer to that party....but i'll make it before the clock strikes midnight.

jamie

Postby CODave » Fri May 18, 2007 6:56 am

Aubrey wrote:Thanks, Bogart.

Say, just wondering, is anyone keeping track of all this?


I plan to have a section on talusmonkey.com to track this.

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Postby PatsSox09 » Sun May 20, 2007 1:25 pm

Epic Jerimoth Hill Trip Report - 5/20/07


On my way back from a drunken camping trip in Western Mass this weekend I took a little detour to climb the mighty slopes of Jerimoth Hill via the dangerous West Ridge (Rhode Island/Conn Rt. 101)

The steep route to the summit:

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After five STRENUOUS feet of elevation gain you reach the summit area. The register is in this mailbox:


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The actual summit of Jerimoth is on a rock pile that is considered by many to be the crux of the route. Many a hardened mountaineer have compared this precarious and highly explosed summit to the summit block of Sunlight Peak in Colorado:

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TalusMonkey and MountainDew on the register. This rockpile contains some of the best, and possibly only, alpine environments in the state of Rhode Island:

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I was winded from the thin air of the summit area; at 812 feet, Jerimoth has only 99.99999999999999% of the oxygen at sea level. Neverless, I quickly made the steep descent back to my car. The views on 101 towards Connecticut were "breathtaking", most likely due to the "severe" lack of oxygen. (Warning: Do not view the following pictures if you have even the mildest fear of heights or vertigo)

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Postby BillMiddlebrook » Sun May 20, 2007 2:24 pm

Western Mass. and you didn't get Mt. Greylock (3,491')?

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Postby Jeff_F » Sun May 20, 2007 2:31 pm

Awesome trip report!

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Postby Matt » Sun May 20, 2007 3:59 pm

Today, I put the name "Talus Monkey" alongside my own on the summit register of Humphrey's Peak, 12633ft, Arizona's highest.
David had been there on 11/19/06, and I referenced his entry for those who wondered who this monkey guy is.
I did my best to honor my memory of David's hiking--I went as fast as possible, with only two 30-second breaks in the first four miles (2700 ft).
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Postby PatsSox09 » Sun May 20, 2007 4:59 pm

We were camping in Beartown State Forest near Great Barrington, closer to Frissell, actually. Where did you live near Greylock? I've been to the summit before (via car), the area is beautiful and I plan on hiking it in a few weeks. Didn't do it this past weekend becuase I doubt that I would have had any luck convincing my buddies to climb any mountain.

del_sur, congrats on reaching Humphreys. I used to live in Flagstaff, still harbor great memories about that place. Just curious, how long did the round trip take you?

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Postby gsliva » Sun May 20, 2007 5:48 pm

This is really cool. TM is laughing in heaven right now. And of course amazed at the attention he is getting. Very nice post.
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